Museum "La Rue du Temps qui Passe" at Allas-les-Mines

Allas les Mines
Share Museum "La Rue du Temps qui Passe" at Allas-les-Mines
Museum "La Rue du Tem ...

Welcome to the beginning of the last century! In Allas-les-Mines , let’s push open the door of a museum like any other, which will propel the elders into a time that those under ... at least 50 years old cannot know, and the others, on a delicious journey through the past , a sepia filter on the eyes and accordion music in the ears! The Musée de la Rue du Temps qui Passe is the dream come true but never finished of a father and his daughter : Michel and Christelle Boom. It's a place like a parenthesis from the modern world , full of joyful nostalgia , where you come to remember how it was better before … Are we going?

A museum with an incredible personal collection

All the objects that you will see while strolling in this hangar of more than 1000 m2 come from the very rich and inexhaustible personal collection of Michel Boom . Michel, he's a sentimentalist. When he finds something, he doesn't let go of it like that! When he was 6, he picked up a collared watch (which the ladies once wore around their necks, the equivalent of men's pocket watches) from the dusty ground during the village festival. He observes it, cleans it with his thumb and puts it in his pocket. Today it hangs like a trophy on a wall in the museum.  

museum of the street of passing time museum of the street of passing time

Michel has always enjoyed collecting and retyping objects

museum of the street of passing time
The entrance to the museum in Allas-les-Mines


sponsored content

Then begins a passion for " China ", which nothing can satisfy (some of you probably know it ...). Michel accumulates objects found and " saved " in the cellars of his neighbors in the 1950s. He is specifically interested in mechanical utensils and his interest begins with objects dating from 1840/1850 (that is to say a century less than when he began to hunt). Passionate about old cars and motor vehicles of all styles ,   he retypes several with friends. All the cars he owns work , they're not just piles of junk!


museum of the street of passing time
A motor tricycle from the late 19th century, offered by a resident of Eyzies

museum of the street of passing time museum of the street of passing time
Lots of locomotive vehicles, Michel's first passion

museum of the street of passing time museum of the street of passing time
This young man has found his happiness, I no longer recognize anyone ...


Michel likes to tinker , renovate , give things a second life . Is this a way of honoring the present, while respecting the past? The Michel who picked up the collared watch grew up, he has three daughters, including Christelle and Stéphanie , with whom he lovingly shares his passion for objects that have a soul and mechanics . Stéphanie also used her experience with her dad, she is the manager of the Périgord All Terrain Center in Buisson-de-Cadouin, which offers quad and polaris rides for everyone and from 8 years old, hikes in 4x4 and events. With her husband Ackiel, they also have a mechanical workshop specializing in Land Rovers !

As for Christelle, who is a driver and drives the local school bus, wonders how to help her dad to promote this magnificent heterogeneous collection . Because Michel does not stop at cars, he also has hundreds and thousands of objects of everyday life between 1840 and 1960… What to do? But of course it is ! Together they decide to open a museum, but not just an accumulation of old age posed by size and genre… The museum will be a real small town, with stalls that showcase the trades and know-how of yesteryear ! The idea is there, now we are rolling up our sleeves because 7 years of work will be necessary before the official opening of the Museum of the Rue du Temps qui Passe.


museum of the street of passing time
Here is Christelle, who welcomes us and tells us about her museum on the day of our visit.  

museum of the street of passing time museum of the street of passing time

museum of the street of passing time

museum of the street of passing time museum of the street of passing time

museum of the street of passing time

sponsored content


A fascinating museum for keen observers and nostalgics

It's more than a museum, it's a cave of treasures , a journey through time , a magical portal! The atmosphere of the place is very palpable and visitors are moved . Is it because each object has a story that Christelle or Michel can tell you? They are inexhaustible on the subject. If the visit generally lasts 1 hour to 1:30, I recommend that you plan several hours , to take advantage of this warm moment to meet enthusiasts .  

The Museum of the Rue du Temps qui passe is also a Bistro , where you can sit down even without an entrance ticket to the museum. You can sip classics there, but also drinks from before like Cacolac… And for children, syrups and delicious and gourmet homemade ice creams .  

museum of the street of passing time
The cozy bistro where you can come even without visiting the museum

museum of the street of passing time
The pleasant terrace, in front of the museum, to eat an ice cream?

museum of the street of passing time museum of the street of passing time


It's time to pound the cobblestones and visit the reproductions of shopping streets that await! Here, the smallest details and the lighting are worked on. You stroll through a small village where all amenities are available! There is of course a garage , with cars being repaired , tools , various utensils , vintage signs with even a few traces of sludge as a souvenir. There is a hairdresser equipped with all the material in fine leather worn by time , elegantly shaped scissors, shaving brushes for the men's beards. A wine merchant, a dairy, a pharmacy, a butcher, watchmaking, the post office ... In each stall, protected by a window, you discover an infinite quantity of details , carefully arranged objects ... It's moving because everything seems familiar ( even for me who is 36 years old!). As if coming out of a collective imagination , conveyed by the return of old advertising posters , some TV series… It feels like a film, but even if it is a staging , it faithfully reflects the daily life of our parents or great great -parents (depending on the age of the visitors).  

A toy store catches the eye of the youngest, with a few recognizable objects and others (such as knucklebones, cup-and-ball, typewriter), the use of which is impossible to guess for my 6 year old son! To use the presence of children, Christelle has imagined a game where you have to find elements hidden in the decorations. A treasure hunt, with paper and pencil, no tablet !!! The winners leave with a magnificent certificate of study , ratified with application by the hostess .


museum of the street of passing time

museum of the street of passing time museum of the street of passing time

museum of the street of passing time museum of the street of passing time

museum of the street of passing time

museum of the street of passing time museum of the street of passing time

museum of the street of passing time

museum of the street of passing time museum of the street of passing time

museum of the street of passing time


Visiting the Rue du Temps qui Passe Museum is the assurance of a break in our hectic lives, a moment of attentive, moving observation. Bring your grandparents there, I'm sure they'll be totally charmed! The youngest will be curious and all will leave with beautiful memories.

sponsored content


Learn more  

Photo: newsboy hat: You can even buy pretty newsboy caps to take home a souvenir! They are made by Stéphanie Boom, Christelle's sister

Did you like this article ? Find more on the BLOG. Join us on the Facebook page of the Guide du Périgord and also on Instagram @guideduperigord



Back to "Family Time"

You will like also

Discover the charming Port of Enveaux, in the Dordogne Valley

Discover the charming Port of Enveaux, in the Dordogne Valley
Discover the charming Port of Enveaux, in the  ...

3,7 km - Saint Vincent de Cosse

Bike Bus, bicycle rental in Périgord Noir, Dordogne valley

Bike Bus, bicycle rental in Périgord Noir, Dordogne valley
Bike Bus, bicycle rental in Périgord Noir, Dor ...

6,3 km - Castelnaud la Chapelle

The cycle route of the Céou Valley: from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Daglan

The cycle route of the Céou Valley: from Castelnaud-la-Chapelle to Daglan
The cycle route of the Céou Valley: from Caste ...

6,3 km - Castelnaud la Chapelle

Discover the sacred fruit of the perigord at the walnut ecomuseum

Discover the sacred fruit of the perigord at the walnut ecomuseum
Discover the sacred fruit of the perigord at t ...

6,3 km - Castelnaud la Chapelle

Castelnaud castle

Castelnaud castle
Castelnaud castle

6,3 km - Castelnaud la Chapelle

Events nearby

Pink'Athlon

Pink'Athlon
Pink'Athlon

04/10/2020

2,2 km - Saint Vincent de Cosse

Evènements sportifs

Marché de Saint Cyprien

Marché de Saint Cyprien
Marché de Saint Cyprien

04/10/2020

4,6 km - Saint Cyprien

Marchés

Marché traditionnel de Saint Cyprien

Marché traditionnel de Saint Cyprien
Marché traditionnel de Saint Cyprien

04/10/2020

4,7 km - Saint Cyprien

Marchés

Opération Perce Neige: programme octobre 2020

Opération Perce Neige: programme octobre 2020
Opération Perce Neige: programme octobre 2020

17/10/2020

4,7 km - Saint Cyprien

Fêtes populaires

Théâtre du Fon du Loup: "grosse niaque" théâtre

Théâtre du Fon du Loup: "grosse niaque" théâtre
Théâtre du Fon du Loup: "grosse niaque" théâtre

03/10/2020

5,3 km - Carves

Théâtre

Théâtre du Fon du Loup: "Re..."théâtre

Théâtre du Fon du Loup: "Re..."théâtre
Théâtre du Fon du Loup: "Re..."théâtre

09/10/2020

5,3 km - Carves

Théâtre

Théâtre du Fon du Loup: "mon drôle" théâtre clown

Théâtre du Fon du Loup: "mon drôle" théâtre clown
Théâtre du Fon du Loup: "mon drôle" théâtre clown

17/10/2020

5,3 km - Carves

Théâtre

Marché des Producteurs de Pays

Marché des Producteurs de Pays
Marché des Producteurs de Pays

28/09/2020

5,4 km - Beynac et Cazenac

Marchés

Une parenthèse pour sourire sur l'avenir

Une parenthèse pour sourire sur l'avenir
Une parenthèse pour sourire sur l'avenir

09/10/2020

6,6 km - Coux et Bigaroque

Festivals

Loto de la FNACA

Loto de la FNACA
Loto de la FNACA

20/12/2020

6,6 km - Saint Cyprien

Lotos Quines

You will like also

Château des Milandes

Château des Milandes
Château des Milandes

The Château des Milandes is happy to welcome you again. We have implemented a reinforced hygiene protocol for the sa ...

3,3 km - Castelnaud la Chapelle

Jardins du Château des Milandes

Jardins du Château des Milandes
Jardins du Château des Milandes

The Château des Milandes is happy to welcome you again. We have implemented a reinforced hygiene protocol for the sa ...

3,3 km - Castelnaud la Chapelle

Saint-Cyprien

Saint-Cyprien
Saint-Cyprien

4,5 km - Saint Cyprien

Château de Beynac

Château de Beynac
Château de Beynac

Discovering the Château de Beynac is living History and entering the Middle Ages through the main door of the most a ...

5,4 km - Beynac et Cazenac

Village de Beynac et Cazenac

Village de Beynac et Cazenac
Village de Beynac et Cazenac

A wonderful site, certainly one of the most remarkable in Périgord and one of the most beautiful villages in France ...

5,6 km - Beynac et Cazenac